The sweeping peak above Tenaya Lake, known for its easy 5th-class NW buttress.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tenaya Peak:
Northwest Buttress 5.3 Trad, 5 pitches, 1400 feet, Grade II
Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral Traverse 5.7 Trad, 7500 feet, Grade IV
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Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral Traverse 5.7 CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Tenaya Peak
The only thing better than the spectacular Matthes Crest traverse is to link it up with two other classic Tuolumne cruiser routes, the NW Buttress of Tenaya Peak and the SE Buttress of Cathedral Peak. You also get a sampling of what Tuolumne has to offer, from smooth slabs to wildly exposed knobby fins to choose-your-own adventure crack climbing. These three peaks form an obvious circuit from Tenaya Lake and make a great outing for any Tuolumne enthusiast. Many options exist for extending the ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA